Joel Swift

Joel Swift

Water Polo Schedule & Results

(Local) / 02:10 PM 14 Aug (Rio)
Men's Preliminary Round - Group A

12 (Won)

7 (Lost)

Australia

Greece


Joel Swift


(Local) / 10:10 PM 12 Aug (Rio)
Men's Preliminary Round - Group A

10 (Won)

8 (Lost)

Serbia

Australia


Joel Swift


(Local) / 09:00 AM 10 Aug (Rio)
Men's Preliminary Round - Group A

8 (Won)

6 (Lost)

Australia

Japan


Joel Swift


(Local) / 01:00 PM 8 Aug (Rio)
Men's Preliminary Round - Group A

9 (Tied)

9 (Tied)

Hungary

Australia


Joel Swift


(Local) / 08:50 PM 6 Aug (Rio)
Men's Preliminary Round - Group A

8 (Won)

7 (Lost)

Brazil

Australia


Joel Swift


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Athlete Biography

Joel Swift started playing water polo as a 10-year-old. In 2016 the centre forward will make his Olympic debut with the Australian Sharks in Rio de Janeiro.

The Western Australian athlete is a four time National Water Polo League titleholder with his Perth based team, the Fremantle Mariners. In 2009 he helped Australia claim its first gold water polo medal at the World University Games in Serbia against the host nation.

Swift lived in Budapest for three years, playing water polo with some of the world’s best. He played in the 2013 and 2015 World Championships, where Australia placed eighth in both.

Swift comes from a very athletic family; his mother Helen was a national ice skater, his father David played rugby league, and his grandfather competed in the 1956 Olympics in Sailing.

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Olympic Information

  • Rio 2016 will be Olympic debut.

Recent Performances

  • 5th - 2016 World League Super Final (Huizhou, China)
  • 2nd - 2016 World League Intercontinental Tournament (Yokohama, Japan)
  • 1st – 2015 FINA World League Intercontinental Tournament (California, USA)
  • 5th – 2015 FINA World League Super Final, Bergamo, Italy
  • 8th – 2015 FINA World Championships (Kazan, Russia)

Career Highlights

  • Playing for Australia at World Championships 2013 and 2015
  • Winning Gold Medal at World Uni Games 2009
  • Winning National League - 2006, 2009, 2011, 2012

Education

  • Primary
    Richmond Primary School, WA, Australia
  • Secondary
    Aquinas College, WA, Australia
  • Tertiary
    Bachelor of Commerce, Curtin University, WA, 2008 -

Training

  • Coach
    Elvis Fatovic 2013-current
  • Club
    Fremantle Mariners, Perth WA and Ferencvaros, HUN
  • Institute/Academy
    WAIS
  • Primary Training Base
    Challenge Stadium, Perth
  • Secondary Training Base
    Ferencvaros

Q&A

Superstition/s
Same routines
Favourite food
Sushi
Favourite holiday destination
London
Favourite music
rap
Dream car
Smart car
Star Sign
Gemini
I would spend my last $10 on
lotto ticket or my mum
Tattoos/Piercings
Lots
If I could try another Olympic sport it would be
Basketball
Most Inspiring Olympic Performance?
Eric the Eel
First Olympic Memory?
Cathy Freeman gold Sydney
Most Influential person in your career/life
My school teacher Paul Oberman
Why this sport?
Good at it and my friends played